Saturday, February 18, 2012

Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday

This book in three words: Surprising, Entertaining and Marvelous.

I was happy to receive an copy of Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday. I loved the first book and liked the premise for this book's new mystery. I was not disappointed at all. I spent all night enjoying this wonderful mystery.

It is amazing how much Hartley would do for a good story. She goes to great lengths just to create a newspaper article with a unique perspective. As a writer for my school's newspaper I understand the need to write an article that is special and not seen somewhere else. I found her reason for involvement in this mystery more understandable then the first.

Many of the side characters from the previous book, like Shiloh and Josh, were not in the book at all. I didn't mind that at all because this new book provided exciting new side characters that made great suspects. Well, except for Quinn, she was bland and uninteresting. But Conner, his vainness was hilarious and Mr. Tipkins, he was the perfect strict teacher. I love how this mystery provided many possible motives and every motive made sense. The was no stop action, the plot was paced nicely and provided plenty of suspense.

 Thankfully, the three marvelous mystery solvers, Hartley, Chase and Sam, are still in-depth, relatable and vivacious characters. There were so many good moments in this book. One involving a chickens suit. I loved the scenes where Harley thought she was on a date with Chase. Ah jasmine! :)

I really loved this book and when it comes to stores everywhere in April you should definitely read it.


  1. Ahhh, I want to read this book so bad! By reading your review I can tell that it's just as awesome as the first book (which I just LOVED). It's good to know that Hartley and the other characters will still be quite entertaining--I'm definitely curious about this chicken suit incident you speak of, it sounds hilarious! Great review!! =)

  2. Thanks! That scene is definitely hilarious. You will definitely love this book too.

  3. Ohhh I'm glad to hear this is a good one!!! I have a copy and I'm really excited to read it!!! Awesome review :)

  4. glad u njoyed it/not 4me

    new folower

  5. At some point your blog said: "You might also like: Social Suicide...."
    I bet I will like it! :D Can't wait to get my hands on it, as I loved the first one. Soon, really really soon!
    Happy midnight reading!



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